AIX 6.1 TL 1 : sendmail (IZ72528)

This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote AIX host is missing a security patch.

Description :

'sendmail before 8.14.4 does not properly handle a '\0' character in a
Common Name (CN) field of an X.509 certificate, which (1) allows
man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof arbitrary SSL-based SMTP servers
via a crafted server certificate issued by a legitimate Certification
Authority, and (2) allows remote attackers to bypass intended access
restrictions via a crafted client certificate issued by a legitimate
Certification Authority, a related issue to CVE-2009-2408.'.

See also :

http://aix.software.ibm.com/aix/efixes/security/sendmail_advisory.asc

Solution :

Install the appropriate interim fix.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: AIX Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63809 ()

Bugtraq ID: 37543

CVE ID: CVE-2009-4565

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